Well, I’ve been meaning to do a Hanukkah post, but with getting ready for my sale this weekend, and Rich being sick I’m actually surprised that I’m getting to it before Hanukkah is over! So Hey Everyone Happy Hanukkah! Woo Hoo!
Personally this has always been one of my favorite holidays. The story is great, you know the classic story of Rome taking over another land, killing the people, kicking out there gods and generally being A**hats; but then amazingly the underdogs, the Israelites, who are being defended by the Maccabees, manage to kick out the Romans, and take back their city. Of corse the actual miracle comes later, when they get back to the temple; find idols everywhere, and only enough oil for the Eternal Light to last one day. Evidently it takes eight to produce. Miraculously the oil burnt for all eight days, but I was always a bit more impressed with the fact the the Maccabees were able to drive out the Romans, then with the oil lasting a week. They must have been some pretty bad ass dudes.